Dubai International Furniture Accessories & Components & Semi-Finished Products
2018 is all set to wow the interior contracting and fit outs market from 12 – 14 March 2018
at Dubai World Trade Center. With the huge demand of exhibitors during the previous editions of the Dubai WoodShow for a dedicated furniture event, a special show within DWS comes to fore.
Global suppliers and customers can expect to see the latest innovative technologies, top quality products and brands for the furniture industry under one roof. We aim to turn DIFAC as a key feature of the market-leading reputation of Dubai WoodShow as being the biggest wood exhibition in the Middle East.
According to a recent report of the GCC Building, Construction and Interiors Market by Retail space, the GCC market for interior contracting and fit outs in 2015 was estimated at US$ 7.06 billion. Growth in this market is set to climb by 25.62 percent to US$ 8.87 billion by 2016, from the projects likely to be completed over 2016.
The interior design and fit-out industry is flourishing in the GCC as demand for new hotels, retail spaces, commercial real estate, schools and hospitals continue to grow, cementing the region as one of the fastest growing and most exciting in the world. The GCC interior contracting and fit outs sector encompassing internal wood works, soft and hard furnishings, lightings, partitions, flooring, kitchens, bathroom fittings constitutes approximately 10 to 20 percent of the average construction project value.
High-end interior projects in Qatar, UAE, and Kuwait can easily exceed US$ 25 million. Kuwait is by far the biggest interiors market and is estimated that spending on interior finishing items will grow by 13.7 percent by 2017.
The DIFAC Show is bringing decision-makers and high level management across the Middle East region and worldwide looking for the latest products in surfaces and fittings, elements and systems, semi-finished products and materials, furniture fabrics and upholstery materials.
Dubai International Furniture Accessories & Components & Semi-Finished Products Show, a gold opportunity for the regional brands to promote internationally their businesses. The event will be held in conjunction with Dubai WoodShow from 12th to 14th of March 2018 in Dubai World Trade Centre and will attract 300 exhibitors from 100 countries around the world.
According to Dubai Exports ‘furniture and furnishings – exports markets and potential’ report, the UAE has imported a value of around USD 244 million of mattress supports, articles of bedding and similar furnishing in 2015 with a global value of imports exceeding USD 14 billion.
DIFAC 2018 will focus on these new trends allowing participants to learn about how to keep a differential advantage in a changing global market.